Pakistan to arrest nearly 7,000 terror suspects

Peshawar: The Pakistan government will take nearly 7,000 suspects into custody for having links with banned militant outfits across the country, a media report said on Friday.
The interior ministry has issued orders to all four provinces and the Islamabad administration for taking into custody 6,777 suspects, majority of them from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, in the wake of last week’s deadly Peshawar school attack that killed 148 people, mostly children.

According to the ministry’s list, out of the 6,777 suspects, over 4,000 are from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 1,000 from Sindh, 338 from Balochistan, 1,416 from Punjab and 23 from Islamabad, media reported.

The suspects are likely to be arrested during the next 24 hours for having links with and facilitating terrorists.

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